Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Deprived of some important or characteristic part.
  • In entomology, cut short; greatly abbreviated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective badly injured, perhaps with amputation or permanent disfigurement.
  • adjective damaged, often deliberately; -- of compositions. Opposite of undamaged or intact.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of mutilate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a part of the body crippled or disabled

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Examples

  • "My force was standing knee-deep in mutilated bodies, surrounded by the guttural moans of dying people, looking into the eyes of children bleeding to death with their wounds burning in the sun and being invaded by maggots and flies," he later wrote.

    Bystanders to Genocide

  • "My force was standing knee-deep in mutilated bodies, surrounded by the guttural moans of dying people, looking into the eyes of children bleeding to death with their wounds burning in the sun and being invaded by maggots and flies," he later wrote.

    Bystanders to Genocide

  • Other well-known songs are recorded in mutilated versions, and usually sung by professional singers with such a stale perfunctoriness that you seem to smell the whisky and cigarette smoke coming off the record.

    As I Please

  • Sometimes, you may find your most valuable work on coins mutilated by the abstraction of a plate, carried off by some student of numismatics.

    A Book for All Readers An Aid to the Collection, Use, and Preservation of Books and the Formation of Public and Private Libraries

  • As a minor point, it might be remarked that he is the inventor of what may be called the mutilated villain.

    Through the Magic Door

  • Mother named me Rowland, never knowing I'd get out here and have her nice, pretty name mutilated that way.

    Rowdy of the Cross L

  • As a minor point, it might be remarked that he is the inventor of what may be called the mutilated villain.

    Through the Magic Door

  • The mother I knew during my lifetime was a beautiful and vain woman, one who resisted having a mastectomy for breast cancer because she could not bear to be, as she put it, "mutilated" and "disfigured."

    We Remember - Eleanor Hatkin Freedman, 1924 - 1974

  • The mother I knew during my lifetime was a beautiful and vain woman, one who resisted having a mastectomy for breast cancer because she could not bear to be, as she put it, 'mutilated' and 'disfigured.'

    We Remember

  • She had been "mutilated" and written off as a terminal case by several licensed practitioners before García Miranda took charge of her care.

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

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  • 1 : to cut up or alter radically so as to make imperfect *the child mutilated the book with his scissors*

    2 : to cut off or permanently destroy a limb or essential part of : CRIPPLE

    synonyms see MAIM

    January 15, 2008